US Senator Says Vietnam Visit to Boost Bilateral Ties

US Senator Saxby Chambliss said he wanted to strengthen bilateral relations between his country and Vietnam during a meeting with President Nguyen Minh Triet in Hanoi Wednesday.
Republican Senator Chambliss of Georgia, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also told Triet he was delighted at the important trade agreements reached between the two governments.

The two countries signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, a pact that could set the stage for a free trade agreement, during President Triet’s landmark visit to the US in June.

Chambliss said such pacts had laid foundation for the two countries to boost ties.

He also appreciated Vietnam’s active cooperation in seeking US servicemen regarded as Missing in Action (MIA) after the American War.

Triet welcomed Chambliss’ entourage, saying that it would help step up the relations between Vietnam and the US.

He believed that differences between the two countries would be resolved through constructive and straightforward dialogues.